Originally Posted by zulater
That was a bad trade no doubt. But Patrick's hand was forced due to money and Jaromir's meltdown. Anyone know what the Rangers offered for Jagr? I think they were the underbidder? And did the Caps sweeten the pot with cash? I know the team was all but bankrupt at that point, so maybe operating capital was of more value than on ice talent?
It's been a while i can't remember exactly?
By the way as for all time great deals I don't think we gave up much for Larry Murphy? that's got to be right up there with the best.
All but bankrupt? They had already filed for bankruptcy when they traded Jagr for some players and cash at hand. I'm not 100% sure, but I think Mario was still paying Jagr some of his deferred salaries when he was traded lol. That's the only reason I never had much against Jagr. He would have stayed for the right price, but he had stayed for a good bit of time while not getting paid full salary. Pens just couldn't afford to keep him, so they traded him away.